Sunday, February 28, 2010

march madnesses

welcome to the third month of 2010.  for everyone out there, it's basketball time this month more than others.  but not for us.  we're troopers year round.  basketball is our lives 365...well more like 156.  when you show up tomorrow, walk onto the court with a smirk at all those out there who think this month is special for reasons we consider common.  yeah, just be that way.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

better than wednesday

it was a crazy wednesday.  four facing four, and one of those teams was firing on all cylinders.  i just wish i'd been on that team.  ugh.

ok, i'm going to do my best to play better than yesterday.  who's with me?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


i hope you enjoyed pancake day today at ihop.  if you didn't get out there yet, there is still time...if you are reading this before 10:00p today.  and it's alright to eat pancakes because you'll get to run them off tomorrow morning!  this is especially true if you are guarding alin or visa.

if you are reading this after tuesday and feel like you missed out on pancakes, don't fret.  you can always find some guy with a blank check around our circle who could be talked into ihop after we get through running the court.  live large, people!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

hoops weight loss program

still having trouble keeping up those beginning of the year resolutions to lose holiday weight?  put a few more pounds back on with chocolate candy from your valentine?  want to get your beach body on now that you've tasted warmer weather?

i've got one word for you:  basketball.  if come and play hard, you can lose the thickness now surrounding you.  just like trent visa.  he lost 25 lbs on the west park hoops program.

it's not too late to start!  just come tomorrow and start running!  i'll see you there!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


we'll be playing some hoops tomorrow morning, just like we did on monday and wednesday this past week.  we'll break up into teams based on shirt colors and then go town with all the hoops-type activities.  after a few games, we'll sit down for a moment or two to let our bodies remind us how old we really are (except for kerry, who is still way young), then we'll take up trent (aka visa) on his blank check opportunity to get some breakfast.  perhaps some waffles?

come and play no matter what!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

say "no" to hibernation

it's tempting to hit the snooze button on cold mornings.  it's tempting to snooze when it's the middle of the week too.  but then you'd miss out on all the fun happening in the family life gym at west park tomorrow morning!  that'd be us playing some intense basketball.  it's freestyle, baby!  you can watch the games on tv at night, but you get to play that dream in the mornings.  what a deal!

you know to see me.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

play like lincoln

fore score and seven points ago, we gathered on this court for basketball...dedicated to the proposition that all teams were created equal.

i'll see you guys in the morning.  don't forget to gettysburg yourselves to the gym.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

for the love of the game

valentine's day is coming soon, and i KNOW all you marrieds have planned way ahead on the flowers and chocolates and jewelry for your honeys.  and unless you are planning that romantic weekend getaway starting early friday morning, you should come play some hoops.  me?  i'll be there because of my love of the game.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

get up and play ball

we are playing tomorrow.  set your alarms.  get up.  drive to gym.  play ball.  have fun.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

super hoops

now that the superbowl is over, it's time to play some super hoops.  don your underpants outside your spandex and strap on your cape for a clash of titans in an epic battle for court dominance!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

free hoops friday

it's time for another free hoops friday.  and who doesn't like free?  in today's economy, free is the smart choice.  no coupons required.  no approval process.  no standing in line.  just show up ready to go.

of course, free is always how we roll, as the other days we play are free.  but this is a marketing gimmick to get people to show up.

show up.  it's free!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

six more weeks of hoops

punxsutawney phil saw his shadow which means six more weeks of winter.  famous legend which includes its own film, but a little known fact is that if charles barkley sees his shadow there'll be six more weeks of hoops.  chuck shadowed and hoops continue.

i also ended up recreating the hoops mailing list.  the only person who had problems was bogey, so everyone should get this.  if you have problems replying or using the list, let me know.